It doesn't take long for those weeks to drift by quickly! I was trying to be so good and update regularly! I can assure you it is not for lack of things to blog about! I have done heaps of things I can share. So lets start there.
Firstly, I taught this layout for a booked out class at Paper Flourish. While I was making it I filmed the process and then turned myself into a speedy scrapper on the video. Sometimes it is just fun to watch how someone else creates! I even left in the part where I was going one way with the design and then totally changed my mind as it was going to cover up too much of the background and I loved the background and wanted more of it to show. I think it is good for you to see that it is fine to change your mind, especially if it is for the better! I will let you in on a little secret.....I change my mind part way through layouts all the time! LOL!
And here is the link to the video showing you the process of the layouts creation:
Now I have also taught a set of tags this month. Simple, layered tags as last months ones went a touch overtime so I thought it best to make it easier for everyone this month. I used an older range of Prima, the Rosarian collection.
and then the layout from of the tags
This layout came together so easily and I was really happy with it once I had finished. I love it when the design just works. Helps to have such cute pictures of the kids to set it off so well.
I have been practicing my drawing like a crazy girl. I am having so much fun with this new obsession. I am also seeing that my work is improving as I practice and learn how to fine tune some of the features. I am also trying new mediums as well, which can provide steep learning curves at times, as well as those moments when you fear you have wrecked it all part way through, but it is amazing what working away on those perceived problems can do. I have even drawn my first sweet whimsical bird as well.
In other news, I had a birthday. Yep another year older. Uuurghhh. Can't be helped. The actual age worries me less than the fine lines that accompany it! LOL! A huge thank you to all the beautiful people who left me birthday wishes on Facebook. I tried to reply to them all, but it was a rather large list, so not sure if I missed anyone. If I did it was not intentional at all. I got a lovely new art table from hubby along with some deliscious supplies. I think I have even cracked all of them open and had a play already with them. I confess there are times I get new supplies and they sit for quite some time before i have a chance to play, but this time I have cracked them all open in under a week. Woohoo to me! If you have come this far, thank you for stopping by my blog.